In September 2019, former Visiting Fellow Soledad Loaeza (spring 2005) was appointed Emerita Professor of Political Science at El Colegio de México. Previously, she had been appointed Emerita National Research Fellow by the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (Conacyt).
Her book In the Shadow of the Superpower: Three Mexican Presidents in the Cold War, 1945-1958 will be published in Spanish in early January 2022. This study analyzes United States postwar influence on the institutionalization of Mexico's presidency during the Avila Camacho, Alemán, and Ruiz Cortines presidential periods. A second volume will cover the Lopez Mateos and Diaz Ordaz governments, closing the full cycle in the formation of Mexico's authoritarian presidential regime.
Loaeza is currently writing a short history of the Partido de Acción Nacional (1939-2018), which draws from her 1999 book on this political party and extends it from 1994 to 2018.